Climatology of tornadoes of India and Bangladesh

  title={Climatology of tornadoes of India and Bangladesh},
  author={Richard E. Peterson and Kishor C. Mehta},
  journal={Archives for meteorology, geophysics, and bioclimatology, Series B},
  • R. Peterson, K. Mehta
  • Published 1 December 1981
  • Geography
  • Archives for meteorology, geophysics, and bioclimatology, Series B
SummaryOn the basis of 51 tomadic events reported since 1835, the climatology of tornadoes across the Indian Subcontinent is elucidated. Tornadoes are most likely to occur during the late afternoon of the pre-monsoon months in northeast India or Bangladesh. A secondary maximum exists for the post-monsoon transitional period in the Northeast; moreover, tornadoes have been reported in a corridor extending to the northwest toward Pakistan. The characteristic weather patterns favoring the pre… 
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